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Occupational Therapy: Fieldwork placement 3 7.5 credits

Arbetsterapi: Verksamhetsförlagd utbildning 3
First cycle, A0042H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Occupational Therapy
Subject group (SCB)
Therapy, Rehabilitation and Dietary Treatment

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Skills in applying the occupational therapy process in an evidence-based manner. Knowledge of how occupational performance and participation are influenced by injuries and diseases as well as skills in investigating, planning, and carrying out interventions and evaluating clients' occupational dysfunction plus knowledge related to evidence-based practice. The course assumes the following passed courses as prior knowledge: Knowledge in occupational therapy equivalent to the contents of the courses A0016H, A0034H, A0032H, A0035H, A0033H, A0040H, A0041H. Knowledge in behavioural science equivalent to the contents of courses A0021H, A0027H. Knowledge in medical science equivalent to the contents of the courses M0031H, M0037H, M0038H.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
In this course the student will deepen knowledge, skills and judgement in applying occupational therapy using a client-centred approach in collaboration with the client, their significant others and other involved professional groups. In the client-centred work, the student will deepen his/her skills in reflection, reasoning and decision making for occupational therapy professional duties. The focus of the course is on the development of professional skills in order to advance the role of the occupational therapist and profession of occupational therapy. Upon completion of the course, the student will demonstrate competence with the occupational therapy process, applying relevant science, laws and regulations with an ethical and compassionate attitude, as shown by:
  • Investigating, implementing and evaluating occupational therapy measures by critically appraising and justifying choices based on science and proven experience
  • Documenting and orally reporting occupational therapy assessments results
  • Acting and communicating professionally efficiently and collaboratively with clients, their significant others, colleagues and other staff
  • Informing, instructing and supervising clients, their significant others, and/or other groups
  • Evaluating, summarising and presenting evidence for a selected occupational therapy intervention
  • Presenting and discussing how continued professional development can advance practice.
  • Showing the ability to identify the need for additional knowledge and skills to continuously develop professional competence

  • The occupational therapy process
  • Documentation in accordance with regulations
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Continuing professional development
  • Operational planning and development

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
This is a practicum course and emphasizes proficiency training for students within occupational therapy practice settings. The student should take responsibility for achieving the course objectives by planning and carrying out the learning process in collaboration with the supervisor. The student should carry out the professional assignments in accordance with the ethical code of the profession, the description of competences and current laws of the National Board of Health and Welfare, as well as regulations that govern the practice. The student will be encouraged to learn through supervision, shadowing, proficiency training, literature studies and seminars.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
To pass the course, it is required that the student achieve the course objectives through the following examination sections:
  • The student's competence for professional duties that correspond to the course objectives is assessed with standardised assessment instruments
  • Specific knowledge of professional duties that corresponds to the objectives of the course is assessed through study assignments, seminars and written assignments

Assessment takes place continuously during the course and constitutes the basis for the course grade. The grading criteria for pass and pass with distinction are stated in the study guide.

Only one re-examination/transfer is given for the course in relation to the placement. If there are special circumstances, additional retakes/transfers can be granted. Special causes are those stated in Regulations from the National Agency for Higher Education HSVFS 1999:1. (Prefektbeslut HLV, Dnr 95/08)

This is a first-cycle course.
Study guide is provided in the course room in Canvas.
Specific entry requirements assume passed course certificates for all qualifying courses. Specific entry requirements when the course takes place in study period 4 should be satisfied at the latest by the examination period in study period 2, except placement course A0041H, where specific entry requirements should be satisfied by the examination period in study period 3. Specific entry requirements when the course takes place in study period 2 should be satisfied at the latest by the re-examination period in August, except placement course A0041H, where specific entry requirements should be satisfied by the examination period in study period 1.
This course, with clinical placement are subject to Special rules regarding clinical placement according to Head of Department decision. 

Transition terms
This course replaces A0011H.

Cecilia Björklund

Literature. Valid from Spring 2021 Sp 4 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Eklund, M., Gunnarsson, B., & Hultqvist, J. (2020) Aktivitet & relation. 2 uppl. Malmö: Studentlitteratur.
Erlandsson, L. & Persson, D. (2020). ValMo-modellen: Arbetsterapi för hälsa genom görande. (2. uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Fisher, A. G. (2009). Occupational Therapy Intervention Process Model. Fort Collins Colorado: Three Star Press Inc.
Sveriges Arbetsterapeuter. (2018). Etisk kod för arbetsterapeuter. Nacka: Sveriges Arbetsterapeuter
Sveriges Arbetsterapeuter. (2018). Kompetensbeskrivningar för arbetsterapeuter. Nacka: Sveriges Arbetsterapeuter
Jacobson, D. (2019). Juridik för arbetsterapeuter. Nacka: Förbundet Sveriges Arbetsterapeuter
Taylor, R. (2017). Kielhofner´s Model of Human Occupation. Theory and Application (5th ed). Philadephia: Wolters Kluwer Health eller Kielhofner, G. (2008). A Model of Human Occupation. Theory and Application (4th ed).
Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Willman, A. (red.) (2016). Evidensbaserad omvårdnad: en bro mellan forskning och klinisk verksamhet. (4., [rev.] uppl.) Lund: Studentlitteratur.

In addition to the stated reading list the student should search and use literature and articles that correspond to the duties.

Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001PlacementU G VG *6.00MandatoryA09
0002Written assignment and seminarU G#1.50MandatoryA09

Syllabus established
by 16 Feb 2009

Last revised
by Head of department of Department of Health, Education and Technology 17 Feb 2021